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Sydney’s Meccano Set Freshened Up For The Next 57 Years Sunshine Coast’s Big Pineapple To Be Restored As Must-Visit Tourist Attraction 98.6 % Of New South Wales Drought Declared Week Ending 5 May 2019 Canberra Prepares For Floriade On From 14 September-13 October 2019 Record Public Transport Boardings Include 16,549 For New Light Rail National Sports Museum At MCG To Undergo Major Redevelopment Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains
 
Sydney’s Meccano Set Freshened Up For The Next 57 Years

Sydney’s Meccano Set Freshened Up For The Next 57 Years

New South Wales Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance Renowned ‘Meccano Set’ Restoration Complete Victor P Taffa Sydney’s renowned ‘Meccano Set’ has been restored with the final beam of the historic gantry secured at Lansdowne this morning. Minister for Roads Andrew Constance said the work cemented the much-loved structure’s unique place in the city’s […]

Sunshine Coast’s Big Pineapple To Be Restored As Must-Visit Tourist Attraction

Sunshine Coast’s Big Pineapple To Be Restored As Must-Visit Tourist Attraction

Queensland Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones Big Pineapple Project To Create Dozens Of Jobs On The Sunny Coast Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government will deliver a multi-million-dollar upgrade of the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic tourism attraction, the Big Pineapple. Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones today announced the $6.8 Million project as […]

98.6 % Of New South Wales Drought Declared Week Ending 5 May 2019

98.6 % Of New South Wales Drought Declared Week Ending 5 May 2019

New South Wales Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall New South Wales Minister for Western New South Wales Adam Marshall Drought Continues To Bite Despite Welcomed Widespread Rain Victor P Taffa Despite some significant rainfall in parts of the State last week, New South Wales continues to experience prolonged and widespread drought conditions. 98.6 % of […]

Canberra Prepares For Floriade On From 14 September-13 October 2019

Canberra Prepares For Floriade On From 14 September-13 October 2019

Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Andrew Barr Preparations Have Begun For Floriade 2019 Victor P Taffa Canberra’s premier tourist event Floriade is set to return in 2019 attracting thousands of tourists to the nation’s capital. World in Bloom is the theme of this year’s event which runs from Saturday 14 September-Sunday 13 October. Visitors will […]

Record Public Transport Boardings Include 16,549 For New Light Rail

Record Public Transport Boardings Include 16,549 For New Light Rail

Australian Capital Territory Minister for Transport Meegan Fitzharris Public Transport Patronage Breaks Records In Canberra Victor P Taffa Transport Canberra recorded more boardings across its public transport network than ever before on Tuesday 30 April as Canberrans threw their support behind the new network. Across bus and light rail there were 90,854 boardings, according to […]

National Sports Museum At MCG To Undergo Major Redevelopment

National Sports Museum At MCG To Undergo Major Redevelopment

Victoria Minister for Tourism Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula Building A Better Home For Our Sporting History Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is investing in Victoria’s proud sporting history with work set to get underway on a major redevelopment of the National Sports Museum at the MCG. “MCG is a Victorian icon, and there’s […]

Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks

Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks

High Speed Rail Operates On Heavy Rail Tracks Victor P Taffa Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail (HSR Aka Japan’s Bullet Train) is essentially a Heavy Rail Train that operates at 500 km/h. Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail includes a Roll-on Roll-off Rail Ferry across Bass Strait. HSR travels on Heavy Rail Tracks that […]

Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons

Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons

Railway Facts And Figures Victor P Taffa Railway Planners and Politicians who do not know or ignore the Past cannot Plan for the Present let alone the Future. Given what has gone on with closure of Branch Railways throughout New South Wales it would seem rather mad capped for the North West Railway Line under […]

Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines

Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines

SAY YES TO HEAVY RAIL: SAY NO TO METRO RAIL Victor P Taffa         Country New South Wales had many Branch Railway Lines closed and replaced by more costly bus services. The Newcastle Line is next and it would seem that this policy is driven by Baron Richard Beeching in the U.K. […]

Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains

Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains

Victor P Taffa Sydney Harbour Bridge opened on 19 March 1932 catering for 6 undivided road lanes and 4 Railway Lines. 2 Western side Railway Lines continue to take trains to and from the North Shore. 2 Eastern side Railway Lines were intended initially for a Railway to the Northern Beaches that was abandoned in […]

Hodgman Govt Announces Upgrade Of 2 Housing Projects

Hodgman Govt Announces Upgrade Of 2 Housing Projects

11 June 2019

Tasmania Minister for Housing Roger Jaensch Tenders Open For 2 Important Housing Projects Victor P Taffa Tenders for the construction of 2 important housing projects have been advertised, Minister for Housing Roger Jaensch said. “Our Wirksworth development is a key Government initiative in Tasmania’s Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019-2023.” Minister Jaensch said. Wirksworth Facility Wirksworth […]

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Forth And Brighton Primary Schools To Be Upgraded

Forth And Brighton Primary Schools To Be Upgraded

11 June 2019

Tasmania Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff Tenders Advertised For Forth And Brighton Primary Schools Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is committed to investment in education across Tasmania and the 2019-20 State Budget is testament to this with $184.2 Million allocated for education infrastructure. “Our budget is all about maintaining the momentum and investing […]

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Wimbledon Ladies’ Tennis Final 1980

Wimbledon Ladies’ Tennis Final 1980

10 June 2019

From Evonne Goolagong Cawley To Ash Barty Victor P Taffa Wimbledon Ladies’ Tennis Final 1980 was one of the great comeback stories in Tennis and greatest comeback stories in sport. Margaret Court was closer to retirement than the beginning of her career in 1971 and came up against a young Evonne Goolagong. However, as the […]

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Australia’s Ash Barty Breaks 46 Year French Open Drought

Australia’s Ash Barty Breaks 46 Year French Open Drought

10 June 2019

First French Women’s Tennis Open Tournament Since 1973 Victor P Taffa Queensland and Australia’s Ashleigh Barty have defeated Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3 to win the French Women’s Tennis Open in 2019. Australia’s Tennis drought has been broken in emphatical style by Ash Barty. Now Australia has a new champion in Tennis. Between 1962-73 Australian Women […]

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Australian Tennis Is Back Where It Should Be

Australian Tennis Is Back Where It Should Be

10 June 2019

Congratulations Ash Barty Victor P Taffa Congratulations to Queensland and Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in defeating Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3 to win the French Women’s Tennis Open in 2019. From the first game of the first set Ash Barty showed what grit determination that she has the and necessary courage needed to win the French Open […]

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French Tennis Open Mixed Doubles Champions 1925-2019

French Tennis Open Mixed Doubles Champions 1925-2019

10 June 2019

Australia In A Pairing Has Not Won A French Mixed Doubles Tournament Since 1972 Victor P Taffa There are 4 Tennis Major Championships. Should a player win all 4 Major Championships in a calendar year then that player will have won the Tennis Grand Slam. Grand Slam itinerary consists of Australian Open in mid January, […]

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French Tennis Open Women’s Doubles Champions 1925-2019

French Tennis Open Women’s Doubles Champions 1925-2019

10 June 2019

Australia In A Pairing Has Not Won A French Women’s Doubles Tournament Since 1966 Victor P Taffa There are 4 Tennis Major Championships. Should a player win all 4 Major Championships in a calendar year then that player will have won the Tennis Grand Slam. Grand Slam itinerary consists of Australian Open in mid January, […]

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French Tennis Open Men’s Doubles Champions 1925-2019

French Tennis Open Men’s Doubles Champions 1925-2019

10 June 2019

Australia In A Pairing Has Not Won An French Men’s Doubles Tournament Since 2000 Victor P Taffa There are 4 Tennis Major Championships. Should a player win all 4 Major Championships in a calendar year then that player will have won the Tennis Grand Slam. Grand Slam itinerary consists of Australian Open in mid January, […]

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French Tennis Open Women’s Singles Champion 1897-2019

French Tennis Open Women’s Singles Champion 1897-2019

10 June 2019

Australia Has Not Won A French Women’s Singles Tournament Since 2019 Victor P Taffa Australian Open Male Singles Tennis Champions Before And After Introduction Of Open Era In May 1968 5 is Number Of Australian Women To Win French Open 1969-2019 4 is Number Of Australian Women To Win French Open 1897-1968 47 is Number […]

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French Tennis Open Men’s Singles Champion 1891-2019

French Tennis Open Men’s Singles Champion 1891-2019

10 June 2019

Australia Has Not Won A French Men’s Singles Tournament Since 1969 Victor P Taffa Australian Open Male Singles Tennis Champions Before And After Introduction Of Open Era In May 1968 2 is Number Of Australian Men To Win French Open 1968-2019 9 is Number Of Australian Men To Win French Open 1891-1967 50 is Number […]

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Community Roundtables On Road Safety To Be Held Across Victoria

Community Roundtables On Road Safety To Be Held Across Victoria

09 June 2019

Victoria Minister for Roads Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford Regional Communities To Have Their Say On Road Safety Victor P Taffa Andrews Government will hold 8 road safety community roundtables across Victoria in the coming months to seek views on reducing the number of lives lost and serious injuries on regional roads. Community […]

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Graffiti Blitz Targets The Sandringham Line

Graffiti Blitz Targets The Sandringham Line

09 June 2019

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne Sandringham Line Targeted During Graffiti Blitz Victor P Taffa Graffiti clean-up crews will undertake a blitz on the Sandringham Line this week, as they take advantage of the line being closed as part of ongoing construction on the Metro Tunnel’s eastern entrance. “Record amounts of graffiti are being […]

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Realigned And Upgraded Marble Bar Road Opens To Traffic

Realigned And Upgraded Marble Bar Road Opens To Traffic

09 June 2019

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Marble Bar Road Realignment Officially Opens To Traffic Victor P Taffa Notoriously dangerous section of Marble Bar Road realigned and upgraded Improved safety and efficiency for traffic, including road trains travelling through the central Pilbara region Intersection improvements at Limestone Road / Marble […]

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Nominees For 2019 Golden Gecko Award Announced

Nominees For 2019 Golden Gecko Award Announced

09 June 2019

Western Australia Minister for Mines and Petroleum Bill Johnston Resources Projects Hoping To Win Gold Victor P Taffa 4 projects eligible for the 2019 Golden Gecko Award Winner will be announced at the Awards for Excellence ceremony on 22 August 2019 Renewable energy, recycling materials and research programs are all aspiring to win the Department […]

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Marshall Govt To Address Kangaroo Overabundance Across South Australia

Marshall Govt To Address Kangaroo Overabundance Across South Australia

08 June 2019

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone State Government To Get The Hop On Kangaroos Victor P Taffa Marshall Government is delivering measures to help tackle kangaroo overabundance across South Australia, including a pilot program to increase commercial kangaroo harvesting, as well a proposed expansion of the harvest zone. A 3-month pilot program to […]

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Regional Jobs Boosted With Expansion Of Thomas Foods South Australian Operations

Regional Jobs Boosted With Expansion Of Thomas Foods South Australian Operations

08 June 2019

South Australia Premier Steven Marshall South Australia Minister for Transport Stephan Knoll Thomas Foods To Rebuild And Unlock Thousands Of Regional Jobs Victor P Taffa Marshall Government has welcomed Thomas Foods International’s (TFI) significant expansion of its South Australian operations. TFI have unveiled plans to build a new state-of-the-art meat processing plant in Murray Bridge […]

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First Premier League Netball Game Played At New Territory Stadium

First Premier League Netball Game Played At New Territory Stadium

08 June 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss Thunderbirds And Lightning To Reign At New Netball Stadium Victor P Taffa Northern Territory’s first-ever premier league netball game will be played in Darwin at the new state-of-the art Territory Stadium. Suncorp Super Netball match, between the Adelaide Thunderbirds and the Sunshine Coast Lightning, is […]

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4 Light Towers At Barunga Oval Switched On For The First Time

4 Light Towers At Barunga Oval Switched On For The First Time

08 June 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss Oval Upgrades Shed Light On Barunga Footy Game Victor P Taffa First night-time footy match will be played under lights at Barunga tonight as thousands of visitors converge on the remote community for its celebrated annual music, sport and culture festival. “Participation in sport creates […]

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Bundaberg Courthouse Upgrade Gets Underway

Bundaberg Courthouse Upgrade Gets Underway

08 June 2019

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Refurbishment Of Bundaberg Courthouse Commences Victor P Taffa Construction has commenced on the $2 Million refurbishment of the Bundaberg Courthouse. Quadric Pty Ltd was recently awarded the contract which supports 7 full-time equivalent jobs during the 6 Month capital works project. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the Bundaberg […]

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Queensland Winter Racing Carnival 2019 Boosted By $8 Million Prizemoney

Queensland Winter Racing Carnival 2019 Boosted By $8 Million Prizemoney

08 June 2019

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Minister for Racing Stirling Hinchliffe $8 Million Prizemoney Boost In Time For Queensland Winter Racing Carnival Victor P Taffa Queensland Winter Racing Carnival has received a major boost with the news that thoroughbred TAB race meetings will receive an extra $8 Million a year in prizemoney. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said […]

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